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Health Sciences Authority

Prohibition on Certain Products


Prohibition on imitation tobacco products

In Singapore, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are currently prohibited under Section 16 (1) of the Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) Act, which is enforced by the Health Sciences Authority (HSA). This legislation prohibits the importation, distribution, sale or offer for sale of any confectionery or other food product or any toy or other article that is designed to resemble a tobacco product or the packaging of which is designed to resemble the packaging commonly associated with tobacco products. HSA takes a serious view on any person who contravenes the law. Those guilty of the offence are liable to a fine of up to $5, 000 upon conviction.

More information on the health risks of e-cigarettes can be found at HPB's website at:http://www.hpb.gov.sg/smokefree/article.aspx?id=674

Should you have any information on the import or sales of such electronic smoking products in Singapore, you may report to the Tobacco Regulation Branch at Tel: 6684 2036/2037 or Email:hsa_info@hsa.gov.sg